Explosion hits building in Sweden's Gothenburg, 25 in hospital - SR radio

Police opened an investigation though they had no suspects at the moment

  

STOCKHOLM - About 25 people were taken to hospital after an explosion hit a residential building in the Swedish city of Gothenburg early on Tuesday, public service radio SR reported.

Police said they had opened an investigation though they had no suspects at the moment.

Emergency services said they were working to evacuate people and put out fires in the building.

"Several apartments and stairwells are affected. It is at present unclear what has caused the explosion," the emergency services for the wider Gothenburg area said.

(Reporting by Helena Soderpalm; editing by Niklas Pollard and Andrew Heavens) ((helena.soderpalm@thomsonreuters.com; +46 8 700 10 15; Reuters Messaging: helena.soderpalm.reuters.com@reuters.net))


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